English Education

Major

Bringing English Education to Life

Do you love reading, writing, and analyzing literary works? With an English Education degree, you can share your literary passions by teaching career in middle school or high school. English courses dive deep into classical and contemporary works of American, British, and world writers and thinkers. You will hone your creative and analytical writing skills, learn different approaches to literary criticism, and develop an understanding of grammar and composition.

Prepared to Teach English

Along with taking classes to develop your writing and literary analysis skills, you'll also take courses to prepare you for running a classroom. Education courses provide practical training in educational psychology, classroom management and discipline, and assessment methods for middle and high school classrooms. You will also be trained in varied approaches to teaching English and engaging secondary education students in English literature and creative writing. All English Education majors complete a semester of full-time student teaching during their senior year.

Launching into Your Classroom

Education majors spend a full semester of their senior year teaching real students locally or internationally. Each Education student teaches at two different schools, preparing you to manage your own classroom after graduation.

Literary London January Trip

This study tour, offered during January term, allows students to study the works of major British authors and also to visit the homes and locations that inspired their literature. In the past, authors have included Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson, Shakespeare, and others. Most of the trip is centered in London, with trips to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh, and other locations enriching the experience.

English Education Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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